Towed a 5500 lb trailer 500 miles @ 73 mph and got 15.2 mpg. Is that normal? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
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Towed a 5500 lb trailer 500 miles @ 73 mph and got 15.2 mpg. Is that normal?

Curious what you other guys get while towing.
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What truck? What motor?

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What trailer? Size and shape will affect it too.

When I tow with my 5th wheel with my truck (Sig), I get 10-11mpg @ 60mph.


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That sounds pretty reasonable. I towed trailer loaded with ATV's and dirtbikes weighing 6-7k lbs through the hills and mountains (several 7% grade pulls) here in CO heading to the dunes at 75 mph (~roughly 2500 RPM) and got about 14.5 MPG over the ~250 mile trip. Way better than any of my old gas trucks could have ever hoped to do, and it stayed in OD the whole time.

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The truck is a 2011 F-250 CC 2WD PSD. The trip was from southeast Ga up to Atlanta and back with a bumper pull twin axle with a car on it. Those big bad hills scared this poor little truck to death.
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dang i would say that is good considering i get 12mpg pulling a 10k lb horse trailer

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Those hills are not that bad lol, I'm from ga, but economy is reasonable, I got 12 mpg hauling a 28 foot enclosed one with an 86 f350 CClb 4x4 inside and I hauled it over the mountains between so cal and Arizona, long 12 mile stretch of 6% up hill

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dang i would say that is good considering i get 12mpg pulling a 10k lb horse trailer
That's what I get with my 4H GN.

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Sounds like great mileage to me.
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